Author: Anushree Deb
Anushree Deb is a graduate student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and is pursuing a Masters in Global Policy Studies. Over the summer, Anushree interned at The Asian Development Bank HQ in Manila and worked on increasing urban resilience through low-income housing in Bangladesh & Philippines. Prior to LBJ, Anushree was a Senior Associate at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements in Bangalore, India where she worked on issues of urban development & governance, land use planning and violations, water & sanitation networks as well as urban heritage conservation. She has a masters in urban policy & governance from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a bachelors in history from Delhi University.

Pandemics & Informal Work in Developing Countries

With the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, proactive social distancing is finally kicking in. Public gatherings are being discouraged and immediate travel bans from countries with higher rates of infections are containing further spread. Meanwhile, increased hoarding of

Exploring Secure Tenure in Urban Bangladesh

Adequate, affordable and accessible housing for low-income, informal and slum settlements cannot be discussed or conceptualized in isolation from secure tenure. Doing so reiterates unsustainable development practices and notions that low-income and informal settlements do not have equal rights in

Building Institutional Capacity Towards Tenure Security: Philippines

Spread across 7,500 islands, with a population of more than 100 million, the Philippines is prone to severe geological and hydrometeorological hazards. Sitting astride the typhoon belt, between 1990 and 2008, a total of 158 destructive typhoons resulted in 13,491

Increasing Urban Resilience through Secure Tenure

By 2030, urbanization and economic growth project that nearly 61% of the world’s population will live in cities, the Asia Pacific Region alone housing approximately 2.7 billion urban residents. This will be juxtaposed alongside increasing inequality, environmental concerns, and growing